Creating your typical file structure is probably the most boring task when it comes to starting a new project. I looked at Yeoman and a couuple generators but none looked like how I want my directories and files to be structured. Rather than rolling my own it hit me that a small shell script would suffice.
After a few minutes of tinkering I came up with a script that I named
It basically consists of a simple case statement and a couple of “guarded” loops
that creates everything that I need to get started.
The reason why I’m using
printf "\n" > instead of
touch is so that I can use
the script with Git Bash and still retain the
right file format, i.e. with Unix line endings.
To use the
node scaffolder all I need to do is type
mkproj node and hit
Enter. I’m far from being a shell scripting expert so there’s probably a more
efficient way of doing this and it’s certainly not a full on replacement for
other tools, but it works for me.